07 May '11, 12pm

Celebrity New York hawk amazes with baby: NEW YORK - MESSAGE to New York's most-watched - and feathered - mum to...

NEW YORK - MESSAGE to New York's most-watched - and feathered - mum to be: happy Mother's Day! Violet the red-tailed hawk nesting on a Manhattan window ledge amazed experts and hordes of online fans when one of her three eggs beat the odds to hatch a fluffy baby. The nest, perched outside the 12th floor office of the president of New York University, has been under the eye of a New York Times webcam for weeks. Experts had written off the chances of any live births earlier this week, but on Friday out came a little beak and pair of beady eyes. Violet and her companion Bobby were parents. 'Nature, fortunately, does not listen to the experts,' The New York Times said. The joy, though, quickly mixed with new worries. Webcam footage on Saturday appears to show that Violet has a problem with one of her feet, with swelling and something wrapped above her claw. -- AFP

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